There isn't a right answer to which doctor should prescribe the pain meds. Everyone's story seems a little different. Ask whichever doc will listen to you and support you with meds or whatever else you need to get throught the pain. My GI has given me Vicodan in the past. I no longer need it, but I then needed Xanax to help counter-act the prednisone when I was on it. I don't have a lot of medical issues besides my Crohn's, so I see my GI much more frequently than my primary care doc, but if your PCP is the one that will help you, then go with him/her. It took me a little while to get past the embarrassment of asking for pain meds, but with the help of this forum, I am much more assertive, and I believe I also get better care! Hugs to you, and I hope you feel better soon!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics